What is the real cause of depression?

Dec. 29, 1987, was a turning point for mental health. On that date, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Prozac, the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) to treat depression. Since that time, billions of pills have been prescribed to people all over the world. Depression was considered a chemical imbalance that could be simply solved by taking pills.

Depression represents 99 percent of all mental illnesses. Three-hundred million people globally suffer from depression every year. One in 10 American adults and 2.5 million youths are depressed. It is the leading cause of suicide in which 41,000 people die a year—that’s one suicide every 12 minutes. Each year depression rates increase, especially since the covid pandemic.

Read more at “Depression Is Not a Chemical Imbalance”

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